The purpose of this paper is to find out the awareness of librarians about digital preservation. This article intends to describe the emerging role and fit of digital types of information in scholarly practice and to observe the impact of metadata standards on their learning. A structured online questionnaire was arranged to gather data from the librarians in state universities. Based on the findings of the survey, it is concluded that there exists adequate awareness of digital preservation among librarians. Document scanning program seems to be the major available source system in state universities of Andhra Pradesh. Dublin core metadata are used in most of the state universities’ libraries.
Key words: Digital preservation, universities, librarians.
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